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Why Being a Father is An Important Role for a Family

| January 2, 2013

The importance of the role of a father can’t be stressed enough.

According to many studies, a household that lacks the presence of a father are more prone to suffer in many aspects. And that includes the aspects like financially, emotionally, socially and developmentally. According to statistics, out of 10 children today, 4 of them would grow up without the care of a father. Growing up without a father doesn’t bode well for the future of the child. Here are some unfortunate scenarios that have been proven to be interrelated to the absence of a father in a household:

  • 70% of the worst criminals grew up without a father’s guidance.
  • 72% of adolescent age murderers grew up in a home without a father.
  • Girls that grew up in a single parent environment have a 150% probability of having an early pregnancy and become single moms as compared to girls who grew up in a two parent family.
  • 20% of children that lives in the United States are suffering from poverty, and a good majority of them are coming from households without a father.
  • Children that grew up in a single parent family is 100% more likely to end up using drugs as compared to those children who grew up in a two parent household

Whether it is the absence of a father or having an abusive one, it can cause a great psychological impact into the child that would somehow affect him or her significantly as he or she grows up. And that is why many children just lost their way and get involved with drugs and crime because of the lack of a father that can guide them. But it is not all about the presence of a father because that does not guarantee the best for the child. In some cases having an abusive father can even be worst than not having one. The presence of abusive parents cannot only cause physical harm, but can also create emotional trauma for the child. This particular form of abuse can cause scars both physically and psychologically. So it is not enough that a father is present, he also have to be a responsible parent.

Fathers are the one who earns for the family in order that they can provide them with food, shelter, clothing and education. But aside from being the breadwinner, a father also needs to guide his children so they may not wander into doing bad things. As a father it is your sole responsibility to show them that you love and care for them. And by doing that, you are helping your child develop emotionally and this helps in building his or her confidence and self-esteem.

Being a father is one of the most important job a man can take. It is not easy and it entails many obligations and responsibilities. But it is also said to be one of the most rewarding experience a man would ever go through. So learn to enjoy being a father and be responsible.

Cameron Fowler,http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Cameron_Fowler

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